Fearless Friday, Watercolor Artichoke

This is a re-post of one of my favorite watercolors.  I am busy with some personal matters this week so please forgive me for not visiting, commenting and replying.  I miss you all so much, I hope to be back next week

 

 

 

 

How do you feel about artichokes? Our family loves artichokes, and not only are they good to eat, they look wonderful in centerpieces, flower arrangements, vignettes and they are fun to paint!

 

 

watercolor artichoke

 

 

 

artichoke sketch

 

 

 

artichoke 2

 

I painted this using  the “wet into wet” technique

 

 

artichoke 3

 

Wet the area you want the paint to flow into

 

artichoke 4

 

Drop in colors, letting them naturally blend together

 

artichoke 5

 

The light source is from the right so the colors deepen towards the left or shadow side of the artichoke

 

artichoke 7

 

I also built colors and depth with layers of color

 

artichoke 8

 

Artichokes are full of different colors if you really study them

 

watercolor artichoke

 

Looks good enough to eat!

 

artichoke collage

 

 

You can find my recipe for Artichokes with Dreamy Lemon Sauce here

 

 

 

This painting is available in my Society 6 Shop here, and on 11 other items

 

 

Happy painting!

Be Fearless!

 

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Comments
9 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Watercolor Artichoke”
  1. Jodi says:

    Love this watercolor artichoke!

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  2. pattyanneart says:

    Beautiful painting!

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  3. Love the artichoke, Jenna! Take care!

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  4. I love your tutorials and admie your skill with light. Light and getting it right is my hardest part, I think! I’ll have to give this one a try.

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  5. Sharon Mann says:

    Beautifully painted Jenna!

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  6. Kitty says:

    Your artichoke done with watercolors is simply stunning, Jenna! When you eat an artichoke, you really see the colors, and intricacies of it, you realize the beauty of God’s work.
    Thinking of you, dear Jenna.

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  7. thefrenchhutch says:

    I have absolutely no talent for painting so I enjoy your step by step tutorial and following along. It’s amazing how it looks so authentic!

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  8. Kari says:

    Jenna, I don’t know how you do it…so real looking. I am jealous.

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  9. Jill Kuhn says:

    I always enjoy seeing your progress photos, Jenna! You painted this so beautifully! 💚
    Send hugs and hope you are doing OK! 😘💕

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